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19th Ohio Independent Battery Light Artillery

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19th Ohio Independent Battery Light Artillery Soldier Roster - Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, Volume 10, by Ohio Roster Commission (Joseph B. Foraker, Governor, James S. Robinson, Sec'y of State and H. A. Axline, Adjutant-General), 1886     View Entire Book

Regimental History
Nineteenth Independent Battery Light Artillery. Capts., Joseph C. Shields, Frank Wilson; First Lieuts., William Dustin, Charles B. Harris; Second Lieuts., Robertson Smith, John N. Estabrook, James W. Grimshaw. This battery was mustered into service on Sept. 10, 1862, at Camp Cleveland, to serve for three years. It left in October for Covington, Ky., where it remained until July, 1863, during which time not a shot was fired, except in the way of practice. During the siege of Knoxville it occupied positions on the extreme right of the line, but was not engaged to any great extent excepting one section which was stationed at Fort Sanders, and did good execution without the loss of a man. The battery participated in the East Tennessee campaign of 1863-64 and shared all its hardships. In the spring of 1864 it joined Gen. Sherman's forces and from Rocky Face ridge to Lovejoy's Station was engaged in all the fierce battles of the Atlanta campaign. It followed Hood into Tennessee and in December moved with Gen. Thomas' army, taking part in the brillant fights, the results of which were the utter defeat of the Confederate army and its precipitate retirement from before Nashville. The battery was mustered out on June 27, 1865, at Camp Cleveland, Ohio, in accordance with orders from the war department.

Footnotes:
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing Company, 1908 - Volume 2

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